What is the maximum coverage area for WAC6503d-s?

jmullaney
jmullaney Posts: 4
edited April 2021 in WirelessLAN

We are planning to use a single WAC6503d-s Access Point (AP) at a small outdoor gathering (about 100 people). The gathering is far from other Wifi networks.  What is the maximum coverage area (in either sq ft, radius, or cone) of a single WAC6503d-s?

Should we try to put the AP over the gathering, as if it were mounted on a high ceiling? If so, how high?

Or should we mount the AP on more-or-less the same level as the gathering but mounted vertically, as if it were mounted on a wall, "aiming" out at the gathering? If so, how high off the ground should we mount it?

If we can't get a large enough radius using a single WAC6503d-s, is our only option to buy one or more additional APs (connected with AP controller or VLAN switch), or might we use less expensive (un-managed) Wifi repeaters?

Any other questions I should be asking?

Any layout diagram you can point me to?

Thanks.

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  • jmullaney
    jmullaney Posts: 4
    Answer ✓
    Thanks, this info was very helpful.

    Our "gathering" is actually a lecture with a small amount of interaction from each person in the group of people using their smartphones.  The Wifi will not be used for internet access, just access to a local server.  The interaction with each person will be less than 1 kbps.
    Given this scenario, what is approximately the maximum number of users we can handle with just a single WAC6503D-S?

    Also, If we can't get a large enough coverage using a single WAC6503d-s, is our only option to buy one or more additional APs (connected with AP controller or VLAN switch), or might we use less expensive (un-managed) Wifi repeaters?